Another place to see The Promenade depicted is the arcade leading to the Clark Street Subway Station; this is the closest stop to The Promenade, number 2 and 4 IRT trains stop here. These wonderful tiled-murals show images of local people and their pets enjoying a sunny summer afternoon on The Promenade.
Do not miss the beautiful mini-gardens that volunteers and the Parks Department personal have created on the median that separates the public space of the flagstone walkway from the private gardens of the expensive homes that back onto The Promenade. People living in these homes are subjected to the noise and fumes from the highway under The Promenade as well as the curious stares of passing strangers; but none of these problems effect the astronomical prices they pay to have one of the most exciting views in the world.
Since the World Trade Center attack, The Promenade has become a major memorial site. Flowers, candles, photographs, and other offerings decorate the wrought iron fences that mark the edges of public area.
Every New Year's Eve my friends bring champagne and noise makers to The Promenade where we watch the fireworks burst over the Brooklyn Bridge at midnight. On the Fourth of July, when the fireworks explode around nine, we bring beer, buy hot dogs from the local vendors, and watch the display over The Statue of Liberty.
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Brooklyn, New York
November 18, 2001
From journal Brooklyn Heights
April 10, 2001
Children, couples, tourists and photographers stoll up and down this two-mile walkway to enjoy unspoiled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, downtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and even the Verrazano Bridge, once the longest suspension bridge in the world, all the way to your left.
The Promenade closes at night so be sure to come here in time to catch the sunset.
From journal Strolling the Slope, Hiking the Heights
November 30, 2000
From journal New York: Living in Brooklyn